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|The source of the disappearance discovered, clean-up efforts are being undertaken to restore the coastal ecosystem. Seafood stocks are slowly recovering. A new clutch of 'dragons' has hatched, too--but they aren't as expected...
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Posted on: Feb 27 2018, 11:21 AM
It was an understatement to say that Lucy was very busy these days. Whenever Thread fell, she was in her sled, fighting to ensure that it wouldn't reach the ground. Even though she loved being a pilot, it was a stressful task that drained a lot out of her. So now that she had found some free time, Lucy decided to take a break and go down to the riverbank to relax.
Jade had been thrilled with the prospect, of course. As soon as they had arrived, the green firelizard took off to lay on a rock next to the shore to sunbathe. Lucy decided to sit down next to her, knowing the green could be really timid. It was better to stay close.
Despite the river being low because of the dry season, the water did cool down the air. It was a refreshing respite. A tired sigh escaped her lips as she sat cross-legged on the rocky dirt, not caring that her jeans were now dirtied. Lucy leaned forward, resting her elbows on her thighs. She could sense Jade's peace and contentment as she was warmed by the sun.
Today was a good day to relax, just the two of them. But part of Lucy did wish she had someone to talk to.
Posted on: Mar 12 2018, 09:34 AM
With the river low, it was the perfect time to dig clay. Or so her uncle said. Jana was pretty sure he just wanted a reason to force her to get out of the workshop. He and her aunt had been insinuating - admittedly gently - over the past few weeks that Jana really needed to get out more, to be more social.
Jana wasn't convinced about the 'be more social' part. The idea of having to deal with people mouthing empty words about how sorry they were for her loss was more mental effort than she really wanted to deal with. Worse were the pitying looks, especially from older colonists that practically shouted "Oh look at that poor orphaned girl." It made her angry and wanting to lash out. Far better to just stay at home in the workshop churning out the endless plates and bowls and cups the colony required. At least then she could feel useful.
But pottery required clay, and she had to admit their stock was running low. So she'd helped Uncle Julian load an empty barrel into a wagon and she'd set off for the riverbank with a shovel over her shoulder, pulling the wagon behind her. Now the barrel was three quarters full, and Jana had to reluctantly admit she was in a better mood than she'd been in a while. Her arms and shoulders were starting to hurt, so she figured it might be a good time for a break. The wagon was safe enough where it was, so she climbed up onto the bank and walked downstream a bit, looking for a good place to sit for a bit.
She hadn't expected to find anyone else, but it was a nice day, so she supposed she shouldn't have been surprised to see someone else relaxing on the riverbank. Not sure she wanted to talk to people, Jana was about to turn and go back upstream when Splash launched himself off her shoulder and flew over to Lucia and circled around her, making a series of happy trills.
"Hey there," Jana said, raising a hand in greeting. "Sorry 'bout my 'lizard."
Posted on: Mar 14 2018, 02:44 PM
Within moments, Jade had dozed off. The little green had curled up into a ball like a cat, warmed by the sun, and was out. Lucy watched her for a few moments, before leaning back, keeping herself propped up by her hands. Her gaze returned to the river, watching the water trickle over the rocks. This was, perhaps, the most peaceful moment she had had in a while. And boy, did she need it. In a few days, she'd be back in her sled, fighting Thread. She quickly pushed those thoughts out of her mind.
She would not ruin this moment by getting all broody.
But the quiet would soon be interrupted by a blue firelizard. Jade jolted awake, taking to the air as the little blue circled her bonded, chirping happily. The green shied away, darting to hide behind Lucy's back, latching onto her shirt. She fought the urge to roll her eyes, glancing up to see a young girl, who the blue firelizard must've belonged to.
"Oh, hey!" Lucy greeted, flashing a cheerful smile and giving a short wave. "Don't worry 'bout it, I don't mind!"
She glanced back over her shoulder. "Y'don't have to hide, y'know. They're not gonna bite. You can at least say hi, too."
Jade timidly peeked out from behind Lucy's shoulder. But finally, she crawled back up onto her usual perch, and let out a shy cheep at the other firelizard. Lucy laughed softly, covering her mouth with her fist. Sometimes, she really wondered how her firelizard ended up being the complete opposite of her.
"Hey, why don't you take a seat? You look like you could use some relaxation," Lucy said, returning her attention to the girl, gesturing to open space next to her. "I'm Lucy, by the way, and this is Jade."